News from Sundargarh

Sundargarh district occupies a prominent position in the mineral map of Odisha and is rich in iron ore, limestone, and manganese. True to its name, this beautiful District of Sundargarh with about 43 percent of its total area under forest cover and numerous colorful tribes dotting its landscape and with abundant mining potential is bounded by Ranchi District of Jharkhand on the North; Raigarh District of Chhatisgarh on the west .Sundargarh is recognized as an industrial district of Odisha. Steel Plant, Fertilizer Plant, Cement factory, Ferro Vanadium Plant, Machine building factory, Glass and china clay factory and Spinning mills are some of the major industries of this District. The Steel Plant of Rourkela in this District has the first government sector plant built with foreign collaboration and was the first in India to use LD oxygen technology.

Missing since Jan 4, block vice chairperson rescued in Odisha
Missing since Jan 4, block vice chairperson rescued in Odisha

The police are on the job to ascertain whether she was abducted or went there on her own. 

DA Case: Vigilance raids properties of Ujjalpur forest range officer
DA Case: Vigilance raids properties of Ujjalpur forest range officer

The sleuths of the anti-corruption bureau on Wednesday conducted raids on the properties linked to Sangram Keshari Manihira, a forest range officer in Ujjalpur Forest Range in Sundargarh district. 

Woman gang raped in Sundargarh; three accused detained
Woman gang raped in Sundargarh; three accused detained

A Bhubaneswar-based woman was allegedly gang raped by three youths on December 11 just because she objected to a noisemaking birthday celebration.  

Pradip Bhola
Renowned Odia film director, dramatist Pradeep Bhol dies of cardiac arrest

His movie ‘Chini’ released in the year 2016, starring veteran actor Mihir Das, Mahesweta Rai, & Amlan Das in lead roles bagged the State Film Award in the category of Best Film of the Year.

Minor beats father to death for thrashing mother in Odisha’s Sundargarh 
Minor beats father to death for thrashing mother in Odisha’s Sundargarh 

According to a source, deceased Dinabandhu and his wife had a quarrel. Later, Dinabandhu started beating his wife. Their son was watching this from a distance.

Illicit liquor unit unearthed at Odisha school, 2 including school owner arrested
Illicit liquor unit unearthed at Odisha school, 2 including school owner arrested

The incident has now been the talk of the town for the fact that the country liquor manufacturing unit was operating from school premises.

DJ music in funeral procession! This 115-year-old Odisha woman’s last journey observed in grand way
DJ music in funeral procession! This 115-year-old Odisha woman’s last journey observed in grand way

As her family members believe, Mangari lived her long life with happiness. So, instead of a gloomy good bye, her last journey was celebrated in a unique way with music, dance, and happiness. 

Lack of toilet in Sundargarh schools exposes govt's 'apathy' for students  
Lack of toilet in Sundargarh schools exposes govt's 'apathy' for students

A toilet has long been on the wish list of the students of hundreds of schools in 15 panchayats under Koira block in Sundargarh district.

Villagers protest over mining by Vedanta in Sundargarh; police resort to lathi charge
Villagers protest over mining by Vedanta in Sundargarh; police resort to lathi charge

It was when the company was about to start its mining activities at the site today morning that hundreds of villagers from four villages including Jamakani and Girisima reached the spot and staged a protest. 

First Spell Of Fog In Bonai Disrupts Traffic Movement
Bonai witnesses season's first fog; check IMD’s forecast for winter in Odisha

It was also for the first time that the residents experienced the winter chill this year. The drop in visibility created inconvenience for commuters and also affected movement of vehicular traffic on major roads.

Odisha: Two killed, 21 injured in lightning strike during football match
Odisha: Two killed, 21 injured in lightning strike during football match

Two persons were declared brought dead by a doctor at the Hatibari Community Health Centre (CHC) when they were taken there.

Elephants Roaming In Bonai Area
Forest officials attacked by irate villagers over elephant intrusion, FIR lodged

The forest officials were allegedly beaten and sustained burn injuries on their bodies after angry villagers snatched the fire torch meant to ward off elephants from their hands and used them on the bodies of forest officials.

Kanta Devi
Kanta Devi – a lesser known incarnation of Devi Adi Parashakti

The uniqueness of this shrine is that the lower part of pestle made of unknown metal is worshiped as the Goddess Kanta Devi.

Rain Forecast
Depression weakens; Low-pressure-triggered rain to intensity in coming days

As per IMD, the system is likely to move nearly northwestwards across Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours.

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